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Had a good time hanging out at The Basement and watching Darrin Bradbury with Tim Carroll and Cameron Carrus wow the crowd…
To the shuffle…
window.amznpubstudioTag = “eartothegro00-20”; “Chank-a-Chank” by The Big Happy
Thanks to my friend Too Much Country for including this song on the March Feel Bad for You Mixtape. The Big Happy was a short-lived band that included the late great Billy Block who fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away March 11. The band also included Block’s wife Jill and the awesome Tom Mason and his wife. The video comes from a performance at the Billy Block Remembrance and features one of his sons. On a side note: as some one of Cajun descent, the term “Chank-a-Chank” really resonates – as does this song.
“There is a Time” by Whiskey Shivers (feat. Kelsey Wilson)
Once again, Noisetrade comes through to expose me to music I’ve been missing without even knowing I was missing it. Whiskey Shivers are playing in Nashville tonight at The End (and join an illustrious list of shows I have to miss – damn you Nashville and your abundance of live music choices!). But, if you are not otherwise engaged, you should go and tell me all about it.
“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” by R.E.M.
“It’s not as thought I really need you. If you were here, I’d only bleed you.” One of my all time favorite songs… Reckoning is such a great album!
“Trash” by Deer Tick
From Negativity – it was also part of a sampler put out on Noisetrade for the release of the new Diamond Rugs album which features John and Robbie from Deer Tick among a stellar cast.
“(moments of connection)” by The Danbury Lie
The companion piece to “(scattered)” which we previously featured. From Scattered Moments of Connection. Clocking in at :22 seconds. We take whatever The Danbury Lie we can get. Speaking of which The Danbury Lie released this album in January, and they have already released another one called Choose Your Delusion which is in our mix. The Danbury Lie are long time #E2TG faves and if you haven’t you should definitely check them out. They are part of the small but growing Connecticut faction of Ear to the Ground favorites.
“Koka Kola” by The Clash
“Elevator! Going Up!” from London Calling. “It’s the pause that refreshes in the corridors of power When top men need a top up long before the happy hour
Your snakeskin suit and your alligator boot You won’t need a launderette, you can send them to the vet!”
“Demon Called Deception” by Grant Lee Buffalo
from the band’s 1994 second album, Mighty Joe Moon… This was an excellent thrift store find from this past weekend!
“Walking Out on Love” by Paul Collins’ Beat
From the debut album by seminal power pop band The Beat who later become Paul Collin’s Beat to avoid confusion with the UK band The Beat who were billed as The English Beat in the U.S. for the same reason [edited]
and to avoid a threatened lawsuit by the American The Beat’s record label. The two bands recently toured together recently playing on the coincidental name similarities. [end edit] This The Beat was formed by Paul Collins after the breakup of The Nerve and the short-lived The Breakaways which featured Collins and Peter Case. This song was originally performed by the Nerve and originally recorded by The Breakaways before ending up on this album. Green Day made the song part of their Broadway musical American Idiot.
“You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon
From Graceland and famous for the music video featuring Simon and Chevy Chase. I have a story to tell about this song… a little while back, I went to the weekly open mic at Jed’s Sport’s Bar hosted by Lightning 100. I was there to help celebrate my friend (an incredible singer/songwriter) Jon Latham’s birthday. After Jon played the last song of the night (which was amazing), this song came on over the P.A. and an unrehearsed, totally spontaneous “flash mob” broke out. It was a sight to see.
“Standing in the Doorway” by Soul Asylum
This song, from Hang Time, probably ranks high on my top list of favorites songs to air guitar in front of the mirror to…
“Nowhere” by Jeremy Gluck/Robert Coyne
Just when you thought, I’d forgotten your daily doses of Memory Deluxe… Two things: 1. I repeat the shuffle picks which songs come up and in what order. 2. I really do have 750 songs in the active playlist and only about five left from this awesome album.
As always support all of the artists you love in whatever way you are able… buy music, go to shows, buy merch, spread the word throughout social media. There are tons of great artists out there, and most of them are doing for love but could use some money. Peace out!